A Record-Breaking Wings for Life World Run 2016

We Have Two New Wings for Life World Run Global Champions!

Giorgio Calcaterra of Italy was crowned men’s Global Champion of the third annual Wings for Life World Run, outstripping the Catcher Car to a winning distance of 88.44km that saw him become the first runner in the history of the race to break 80km.



In earning the women’s title, Japan’s Kaori Yoshida also rewrote the record books in spectacular fashion, becoming the event’s first woman to break 60km and setting a new benchmark of 65.71km.



And an unprecedented number of registered participants – 130,732 across 34 official locations -- stepped up to run for those who can't, helping to raise a staggering 6.6 million euros for spinal cord research.  



Top 3 Runners


1. Giorgio Calcaterra (ITA) / Italy 88.44 km

2. Bartosz Olszewski (POL) / Canada 82.42km

3. Francisco Morales (CHI) / Chile 75.47km



1. Kaori Yoshida (JPN) /  Japan 65.71 km

2. Karin Freitag (AUT) / Germany 59.08km

3. Vera Nunes (POR) / Portugal 58.86km


Registration is now open for many locations of the next Wings for Life World Run on May 7, 2017.

Wings for Life
Wings for Life
Introducing the Ambassadors
Introducing the Ambassadors
Wow … Brought a tear to my eye and am very proud to of run this year and thank you for such a great experience …

Natalie Hilton, participant 2015

The fact that you were being chased by a Catcher Car with a celebrity in it was also VERY COOL.

Melina Magulas, Norway

Running is so much easier when you know it's for such a good cause!

Kenny Belaey, Ieper, Belgium

To run, to do something for a better tomorrow and to run with people that I love. It is something special because it is not about winning the race...but winning in life itself.

Matej Markovič Slovenia

It's hard to find so many satisfied faces in one place anywhere else :)

Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia

Presenting Partner
Local partner
KIAGreater Fort LauderdaleEvianCity of SunriseNew Belgium